Easy King Cake Knots
Stephanie @ Plain Chicken
Easy King Cake Knots - refrigerated french bread dough coated in cinnamon and sugar, baked and topped with a quick homemade icing and colored sugar. Perfect for Mardi Gras!!
tube loaf refrigerated french bread dough
may need more to get right consistency
colored sugar -
yellow, purple, green
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Unroll the french bread dough into a large rectangle, about 16 by 12 inches.
Brush the dough lightly with softened butter. Mix together sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over butter.
Cut the dough in half lengthwise and then cut crosswise into strips about 1¼ inches wide.
Twist two strips together. Tie each strip loosely into a knot, stretching gently if necessary, and place on baking sheet about 2-inches apart.
Bake for 25-28 minutes. Cool.
Mix together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Dip each knot into icing and then sprinkle with colored sugar.
You can substitute a tube of refrigerated pizza dough if you can't find the french bread dough.
Feel free to add finely chopped pecans to the knots. Sprinkle them on when you add the cinnamon and sugar before tying into knots.
I find it easier to cut the dough into strips with a pizza cutter.
You can find colored sugar at the grocery store or craft stores.
If you are making these for a Mardi Gras party, feel free to hide a plastic baby in one of the knots before icing them.
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